Lung Disease Associated with Rheumatoid Arthritis

  • Takahisa Gono
  • Hitoshi Tokuda
  • Fumikazu Sakai
  • Tamiko Takemura

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Introduction

  3. Airway Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Akira Hebisawa, Masashi Kitani, Hirotoshi Matsui, Atsuhisa Tamura
      Pages 33-42
  4. Interstitial Lung Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

  5. Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Lung Disease in Rheumatoid Arthritis

About this book


This comprehensive text expounds the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of lung disease associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), an autoimmune disease that primarily affects joints. Recent advances in therapy for RA provide the benefit of achieving a better outcome in patients with arthritis, and a large number of reports on RA are now available. Moreover, the American College of Rheumatology and the European League Against Rheumatism have proposed guidelines and recommendations for management of RA patients. Therefore, clinicians around the world can adequately understand how to manage patients who have joint symptoms in RA. At the same time, however, the management of RA patients who have lung problems has not been disseminated sufficiently, although lung disease is a common complication in approximately 30–40 %  of patients with RA. Unfortunately, there has been a lack of tangible evidence regarding the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management of lung disease associated with RA.

Each expert author in this book elucidates the current status of knowledge about lung disease in RA and the management of RA patients with lung diseases.  Thus this valuable collection benefits not only rheumatologists but also respirologists, radiologists, pathologists, general practitioners, and medical staff such as nurses who are involved in the management of RA.


Interstitial lung disease Airway disease Acute lung disease Pneumonia Infection

Editors and affiliations

  • Takahisa Gono
    • 1
  • Hitoshi Tokuda
    • 2
  • Fumikazu Sakai
    • 3
  • Tamiko Takemura
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Allergy and RheumatologyNippon Medical School Graduate School of MedicineTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Respiratory MedicineJCHO Tokyo Yamate Medical CenterTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Department of Diagnostic RadiologySaitama International Medical Center, Saitama Medical UniversityHidaka, SaitamaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Pathology Japanese Red Cross Medical CenterTokyoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-6749-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-6750-1
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